missing persons

WOMAN WITH MEMORY ISSUES MISSING: POSSIBLY IN ENCANTO, CITY HEIGHTS OR DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO

East County News Service
 
Photo Courtesy: San Diego Police Department
 
April 23, 2020 (San Diego East) --  Ernestine Edwards was reported missing to the San Diego Police Department. It is believed Edwards went missing between March 27th and April 1st 2020. Edwards resides in the Encanto area of Southeastern San Diego. She has family and friends in City Heights and Downtown San Diego.
 
Edwards has been having memory loss and is believed to be suffering from the beginning stage of dementia. Edwards has been getting forgetful and can’t remember where she lives. Edwards may not remember she has her own apartment and could be seeking assistance at local shelters or even living homelessly. Edwards uses the bus and trolley systems, but usually gets around on foot.
 
Edwards is described as a black female, 63 years old, 5’3”, 100lbs, Grey Hair, Brown Eyes.
 
If you have seen or had any contact with Edwards please contact the San Diego Police Department at (619) 531-2000.

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ATTORNEY GENERAL BECERRA ANNOUNCES MISSING PERSONS DNA BREAKTHROUGH

California Department of Justice is the first accredited state crime lab in North America to fully sequence mitochondrial DNA 
 
February 26, 2020 (Richmond, CA) --  California Attorney General Xavier Becerra yesterday announced a DNA technology advancement that will enable the California Department of Justice to increase its ability to successfully identify unknown persons. The Department is the first accredited state crime lab in North America to begin fully sequencing mitochondrial DNA, which makes it easier to test degraded evidence samples that have been subjected to harsh environmental conditions. This advancement is particularly important for being able to process DNA involving unknown human remains and help families find closure regarding loved ones who have gone missing.
 

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READER’S EDITORIAL: MISSING PERSONS REPORTS AND ENTRY INTO NAMUS DNA DATABASE SHOULD BE STANDARD PROTOCOL

By June A. Sortore

 

Photo: Shawn Lone Wolf Cristman

 

June 3, 2019 (Santa Ysabel) -- The sheer volume of missing and unidentified person cases poses one of the greatest challenges to agencies tasked with resolving these type of cases. Over 600,000 individuals go missing in the United States every year.

 

Many missing children and adults are quickly found alive and well. However, tens of thousands of individuals remain missing for more than one year. These are what most "agencies" consider "cold cases."

 


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SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR MISSING HIKER WHO LEFT ANZA TWO WEEKS AGO

 

Hikers find belongings 13 miles off Highway 79, north of Warner Springs

East County News Service

February 24, 2015 (San Diego) updated February 26, 2015—San Diego Search and Rescue Crews are hunting for a 28-year-old hiker, Chris Sylvia, who left Anza, California on Thursday, February 12th to hike south on the Pacific Crest Trail for a week or more. He called a friend February 16th to meet him near Warner Springs to pickup supplies on February 17th, but never arrived.   

His friend told authorities he assumed Sylvia had continued his hike without stopping. But when he failed to reach his final destination, Campo, Sylvia’s friend became concerned and contacted the Sheriff on February 24.

Also on the 24th, other hikers found gear including a sleeping bag, sleeping pad and backpack that appear to belong to Sylvia. His identification was also found at this site approximately 13 miles off Highgway 79, north of Warner Springs.


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MISSING LAKESIDE MAN, 96

Update August 5, 2011:  John Williams was found safely last night and has been reunited with his family, Jan Caldwell with the Sheriff reports.


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FAMILY SEEKS MISSING MAN JOHN ALLEN SCHWENT

 

January 23, 2011 (Fallbrook) – East County Magazine writer Will Schwent seeks the public’s help to locate his brother, John Allen Schwent. “He was last known to be living in the Fallbrook area,” Will Schwent said. “He has alcohol and mental problems, but his family is anxious to know if he is even alive.

 

The family has not heard from the missing man for over two years. He was last seen during a visit with his sister in San Marcos.  Family members initially believed he’d gone into hiding while paying off a court debt, but have become oncerned after so much time has gone by with no contact.


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SAN DIEGO MAN MISSING SINCE JULY 22; FAMILY SEEKS PUBLIC’S HELP TO FIND DAVID MOW & HIS VEHICLE


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